Help! Who is this ferocious Indian Gods?

 

Hey guys, I am in the Darasuram temple in India which is at least 850 years old, and we are going to look at a rare carving of an Indian God. As you can see, this god is half lion and half human, but before you try to figure out who he is, let’s see what he is doing. He is trying to destroy another smaller figure who is also half lion and half human.  Who is this god? And why is he trying to destroy another god who looks similar to him? As far as I know, this is the oldest carving of this God, and I have never seen him in North India at all. They have covered his mid section with a cloth, so we can’t see his whole body, but if you observe carefully, you can see something here. It looks like a tip of a wing. Did this God have wings and was he capable of flying? This God does have a few dedicated temples in South India. Here, we can see the whole body and you do see the wings and he is doing exactly the same thing, which is trying to destroy another god who looks just like him. But this carving shows a lot more details than just the wings. There is this amazing long tail, but did you notice the legs? He is shown with four legs in the front, but only 2 legs in the back. This looks unrealistic but if you look carefully, you can find 2 more legs on his back. I have never seen anything like this before. If you know the story behind this God, please leave a comment and give a detailed explanation of what happened. Why are these gods fighting, and who won? I am Praveen Mohan, thanks a lot for watching, don’t forget to subscribe and I will talk to you soon.

The enigma of the spiral well at Coral Castle

 

Hey guys, let’s take a look at Ed’s spiral well in Coral Castle. After moving to Homestead from Florida City, Ed’s very first creation was the water well. This is a logical guess, but it makes a lot of sense, because water is a basic necessity. There were no houses or shops nearby back then and Ed never applied for running water. So, he must have dug the well first to do his daily chores. The well is somewhat spiral in shape, resembling the letter C. Ed has built a wall around the well that is a foot and a half feet high and has carved descending stairs into the well, with 16 steps (sweet-sixteen?). We can see the water about six and a half feet below the ground. The well is about nine and a half feet deep, so there is about 3 feet of water, most of the time.

Ed has dug the well near the eastern wall, a few feet away from the quenching tank. The well’s proximity to the quenching tank, “mirror” and furnace is understandable. All these equipment need water and it doesn’t make any sense to create the well, the water source, far away from them. On top of the well, Ed has placed a cylindrical wooden log, with a metal rod sticking out of it. The purpose of this log is obvious, Ed used it as a pulley to draw water out of the well using a rope and bucket. Ed would have simply rotated the metal rod with one hand to make it even easier.

The water well is one of the most understudied creations of Edward Leedskalnin. Most people think: It is just a water well, what is so special about it? Well, it is not only the most mysterious carving in Coral Castle but also one of the weirdest water wells in the world. If you have been reading the above paragraphs carefully, the following question should have already popped into your head: “If Ed used a rope and bucket to draw water, why did he create a spiral well with stairs?”

The spiral design with stairs makes no sense because Ed drew water using a rope and bucket. Multiple eyewitness accounts confirm this is how Ed drew water and the pulley (wooden log) is still there as evidence. To draw water from the well this way, all he needed was a regular cylindrical well with a few square feet of area. But Ed had to carve out a much larger area simply because he decided on a spiral well. This means enormous amount of work, because he had to cut a lot more rocks. Why did Ed create a spiral design even though it is a lot of work? He needed the stairs, to directly access the water underground! This is the only logical reason. Why did Ed have to physically touch the subterranean water?

To learn more, please buy the book Coral Castle: Everything You Know Is Wrong!